Dr. Brianna Aldrich, Psy.D., Psychologist

Dr. Brianna Aldrich is a licensed psychologist specializing in working with children, teens, young adults, and families. She has extensive training in psychological assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders, as well as general mental health challenges. In individual therapy, Dr. Aldrich believes in a neurodiversity affirming approach that utilizes individual strengths to support areas of challenge. She incorporates strategies from cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, emotional-focused, and interpersonal therapies to help client’s reach their best potential. In family therapy, she utilizes Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) to help families better understand their own attachment needs and the attachment needs of their family members.

Professional Credentials

Undergraduate Education
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, B.A. Psychology

Graduate Education
Midwestern University-Glendale, Psy.D. Clinical Psychology

Doctoral Internship / Residency
Tarzana Treatment Centers-Doctoral Internship

Pinnacle Center/Prism Learning + Development-Postdoctoral Residency

Licensed Psychologist, State of Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners

Child-Parent Psychotherapy

Child-parent psychotherapy is an integrative approach to mental health treatment which is rooted in the therapeutic relationship between the therapist, child, and parents. Child-parent psychotherapy allows for an open, supportive dialogue focused on identifying and changing thought patterns/behaviors in the context of family dynamics that may be affecting the child’s mental wellness. Evidence based therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy can improve a child’s behaviors, self-control and self-esteem. Parent behavioral training for younger children can also help parents with strategies to help their child succeed at school, at home, and in relationships.

Psychological Testing

Psychological testing helps clarify appropriate diagnoses and determine the neurocognitive profile (i.e., strengths and weaknesses) of a child through standardized, objective, and reliable measures and qualitative data. With this enhanced understanding of the child, a psychologist can then identify effective interventions and techniques to better support the child. It is most useful in assessing and identifying effective recommendations for the following conditions: Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other psychological conditions (i.e., Anxiety, Depression).

Family Therapy

Family therapists have specialized training to help improve communication, problem solving skills and relationship satisfaction. They approach therapy from a systemic perspective, treating the family as a whole system and emphasizing the importance of each family member’s role and point of view. Family therapy can help you address specific issues such as marital or financial problems, conflict between parents and children, parent behavior training, trust/infidelity, fertility issues or pre-marital counseling. Treatment can also help families struggling with loss, coping with a family member’s substance abuse, or understanding the effect of a mental illness on the entire family.